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High-waist crossover pants

Added Apr 6, 2014

by plantpredator

Hamilton, Canada






I was doing some window shopping in stores that I can only dream of affording, and was struck with inspiration from a pair of Helmut Lang pants that had a crossover much like the Burda pattern. I decided to do a Rick Owens/Hemlut Lang style high waisted and dropped crotch pant with the Burda crossover pants pattern.

I made a few alterations to the pattern. I added about 5 inches to the top of the pattern so the waist would hit at my natural waistline. For the back, this meant just extending up the top of the pattern piece (including the darts). For the front, I kept the top shape of the pattern the same, but lowered the placing of the crotch piece about 5 inches while extending the length of the leg. This also meant I had to make slight adjustments to the shape of the leg (I know this is confusing, I’m terrible at explaining. I’d be happy to answer anyone’s questions if they want to try this themselves). The length of the leg is the same, I just think the pants look better pulled up around my calves. I also left out the pockets, the jersey is pretty flimsy and I figured it would be super visible if I had included the pockets.

I used a light jersey for this fabric, which I am very pleased with. I feel that anything more structured could end up in an unflattering shape, as there is quite a bit of fabric draped around the hips

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    Sep 6, 2015, 06.11 AMby Nedoux

    Well done!

    I love the modification you made, very nice.

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    Jun 28, 2014, 09.41 PMby Dance by the light of the moon

    Love this pattern so much, you did a great job, love how you extended the waist and pulled them up to your calf. I hope that when I do this it works out as well:) The picture at the pattern page is sort of decieving it looks like it is higher on her waist so glad you made the suggestion to raise them!

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    Apr 12, 2014, 02.23 PMby nrobson

    nice outfit

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    Apr 8, 2014, 02.55 PMby mkonieczki

    Oh, these are fantastic! Great adaptation. They suit you beautifully.

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    Apr 7, 2014, 02.31 PMby Deanna31

    Came out great! I like them shorter too – good idea

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    Apr 6, 2014, 09.58 PMby Mary Athey

    You did a great job on these x

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    Apr 6, 2014, 09.44 PMby rita61

    Nice on you

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